With a blizzard upon us – the likes of which has not been seen locally in decades, according to forecasts – power outages are quite likely to occur throughout Friday, Dec. 23 and Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022.
As of 2 p.m. on Friday, Utilities Kingston is reporting an outage for over 4,700 clients, which is centred around the Kingscourt and Rideau Heights neighbourhoods. The estimated time of power restoration for that outage is 6:45 p.m., according to Utilities Kingston.
Hydro One is not reporting any outages as of 2 p.m. Flooding of roadways and parking lots is also beginning to be reported throughout the city.
Kingstonist will endeavour to keep the community updated on power outages throughout the storm, however, with crews expected to be out tending to issues throughout the storm, the fastest way for those in Kingston and the area to monitor power outages, and find the latest estimates on when power will be restored when they occur, is through the outage maps maintained by the utilities providers.
All outages known to Utilities Kingston are listed on the Utilities Kingston Outages Map. To report power outages to Utilities Kingston, call 613-546-1881.
The forecast for Kingston and the surrounding areas can be read on the Kingstonist website.
Stay safe, Kingston! Stay indoors and off the roads if at all possible. For those who must travel, plan ahead, give yourself plenty of time, and use that time to drive safely through this blustery winter weather.